Exoprosopa jacchus

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Exoprosopa jacchus
Bombyliidae - Exoprosopa jacchus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Bombyliidae
Genus: Exoprosopa
Species: E. jacchus
Binomial name
Exoprosopa jacchus
(Fabricius, 1805)


Exoprosopa jacchus is a species of 'bee flies' belonging to the family Bombyliidae subfamily Anthracinae.

Commonly named 'Silvery bee-fly', this species is present in most of Europe.

The average body length of the adults reaches 12 millimetres (0.47 in). The head and the thorax are dark-brown. The thorax is quite hairy and marked by silvery-white scales. The abdomen is blackish with a few silver hair stripes and it is hairy on the sides. The wings are mottled light and dark-brown, with hyaline patches on the front border cell (R1). The third segment of the antennae is longer than the fourth.

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